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gavinr

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Looks like MoreBeer is recalling Slingblade curved elements. Got an email from them a couple of days ago requesting I stop using it immediately due to a recently identified safety issue. They have offered to replace it (No ETA when new ones will be in stock) or refund purchase. AND they are offering $50 for the inconvenience.
 

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Ooof. Something really bad must have caught their attention. Hopefully nobody got croaked...

Cheers!
 

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If you remove the thick rubberband like covering over the wire terminals, you can use a 3mm Allen wrench to check and tighten. Obviously unplug the element first. I found about a 3rd of the elements had extremely loose or noticeably loose screws. This was an obvious cluster F at the factory. Whoever was in charge of the screw tightening... Well, you had ONE JOB!
 

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<whew!> For a minute there I thought you meant Billy Bob wanted the DVDs back...
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If you remove the thick rubberband like covering over the wire terminals, you can use a 3mm Allen wrench to check and tighten. Obviously unplug the element first. I found about a 3rd of the elements had extremely loose or noticeably loose screws. This was an obvious cluster F at the factory. Whoever was in charge of the screw tightening... Well, you had ONE JOB!
I got one from you, lol, think its ok?
 

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"Do you feel lucky, son?" [said in my best Dirty Harry voice]
I think he said the odds were 1 in 3 you'd get a loose version :)

Cheers! (I'd definitely follow @Bobby_M's procedure)
 

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It is might not bad idea to open up and check contact tightness other elements too. I had one of the 5500W wavy elements that many use start to melt contact cover, and 6L30 plug enough I chose to replace(probably did not have too).

I figured it was my error making up the cord, but opened up element contact housing, and the contact was loose, apparently arching a little. My attachments in plug were still tight. This was after about a dozen batches on the element.
 

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It is might not bad idea to open up and check contact tightness other elements too. I had one of the 5500W wavy elements that many use start to melt contact cover, and 6L30 plug enough I chose to replace(probably did not have too).

I figured it was my error making up the cord, but opened up element contact housing, and the contact was loose, apparently arching a little. My attachments in plug were still tight. This was after about a dozen batches on the element.
Thats what Denord and Spike elements do because the area should be epoxy potted to reduce blade flex. Without potting, its a matter of when, not if, a blade breaks off a weld.
 

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Anyone know if they still plan to re-release after the issue is corrected? Last I heard, it had bumped out to late September, but now I see they no longer show up on several of the sites. Just hoping to find some more information. Thanks!
 

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Drag, I like the idea of it, and was hoping to get one to try, then the recall started. Hopefully it is something fixable and they come on market again...
 
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